From the Lush Japan website – this product is called “Black Diamond” in Japan.
(I took the pic from Lush Japan because all the other sites made it look like poop)
What it does:
Deep dark cleansing facial scrub for young, dark and oily skin. A lovely black squidgy scrub made with charcoal to absorb oils and give you pretty efficient exfoliation. Add nutritious avocado oil to soften your skin, glycerine to keep the moisture in, black sugar soft scrub, anti-microbial, deeply cleaning Rhasshoul mud, soothing sandalwood and rosewood essential oils and what you get is a feeling of smooth, clean freshness that is pretty hard to beat. It’s our new favourite (even if we aren’t very young). Just be a bit careful that you wash it off properly (and to clean the washbasin after you)
(from Lush UK)
Note to self – if the official website hints that the product is messy, it is probably going to be REALLY messy!!!
UK – 5.25 GBP (about $8.60)/ 100g
US – $10.95 / 3.5 oz (99.23 g)
Japan – 1080 JPY (about $11.80)/ 100g
Wow, for once the Japanese price is cheaper than the US price!!! It’s a miracle!!!
– smells like sandalwood…which I like
– the charcoal absorbed the oily parts
– the sugar scrub is too harsh for me
– is like a hard paste. Be sure to add enough water to make it smooth enough to wash with.
– MESSY. It left black blotches in my sink! I can wash them off, but still!
– leaves some moisture behind… which to me, feels like an oily film.
I am SO glad that I got this as a sample! I used the sample size up in 3-4 uses, which was MORE than enough for me to realize that I didn’t like this!
Maybe I would have liked this better if I had tried in the middle of summer. Since it is getting a little cooler and drier here in Japan, my skin needs to be pampered a lot more!! This is definitely not a product for more mature skin!
I heard separately that Black Angels is great if mixed with Angels on Bare Skin! Maybe I should have tried that!!